Stamp It

Sometimes I sit and wonder how my shopping habits would change if I had the ability to buy whatever I wanted. Like, what would it be like to go into Barney’s and say “just throw it in the bag!” It would be amazing, I think. But on second thought, would it make me a lazy dresser? Would I become a label whore? Would I still be able to come up with innovative ways to make a boring outfit look cute or would my accessory game get weak? I’m not saying that if I had the chance to win a million dollars I would give it up due to the wonder of these here questions. But it does make me think…would I still be able to “Stamp it” the same? I think so!

Anyway, I have this dress that I purchased from ROSS last year that was a cute fit and flare color-block but it did not fit, it was too big. I paid about $20 for the dress on sale, which was a great deal because it was a Calvin Klein. I took it to the seamstress and had it taken in for $40. So all together I still paid a reasonable amount for a great lined dress. But…it was boring. It’s khaki and black. Therefore, it’s been in my closet for the past year, (yes, I got it altered and never wore it…) so I decided to wear it to work today. But even after a year in the closet, it was still boring (why wouldn’t it be, I know).  So, I did what I would usually do in a case like this, run to my accessories for help. And as always, they came to the rescue. It was an aqua blue necklace that I purchased from a second-hand store for about $10 that was the winner. At first sight, this necklace would not appear to go with this dress but I put it on and wa-la! The dress came alive. Then I borrowed a belt that came with another dress and paired it with shoes that also came from ROSS. I thought the shoes were a little too “matchy-matchy at first, but they worked (because they’re cute). Most of my friends can’t stand shopping in ROSS, it can be a cluttery mess, but  you have to know how to shop through the mess to find a dress! 🙂

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Necklaces, as you know, are one of my favorite accessories. So I did a little shopping for you and guess what? You too can make a boring dress come alive with a little neck piece. And for a great price! I found so many cute necklaces at…wait for it…Forever 21. All under $20! Take a look:

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Now, being that is is officially Spring, go into your closets and grab several of those drab dresses and give them life by adding some color around your neck. You’re welcome.

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What’s in your closet that needs some love? I’m sure there’s plenty! What can you do to Style Stamp those pieces?



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What do you think!! Put your stamp on it!